depression

Not Letting Go of Stress Can Impact Health a Decade Later

Not Letting Go of Stress Can Impact Health a Decade Later

New research discovers it is important to learn how to keep stress from lingering and carrying over to the next day. Investigators found that people who allow their negative emotional […]
I Made a Tinder Profile That Was Brutally Honest About My Mental Health

I Made a Tinder Profile That Was Brutally Honest About My Mental Health

My bipolar depression isn't something I try to hide, but I wanted to face the potential stigma head on.
Many MDs Unsure About Normal Vs. Symptomatic Irritability in Kids

Many MDs Unsure About Normal Vs. Symptomatic Irritability in Kids

Primary care doctors and pediatricians are less confident than child and adolescent psychiatrists in their ability to determine whether irritability in young patients is normal or a deeper mental
High Levels of Vitamin D Protein Linked to Bipolar Illness in Kids

High Levels of Vitamin D Protein Linked to Bipolar Illness in Kids

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that children with bipolar disorder had higher blood levels of a protein associated with Vitamin D compared to children without mood disorders. This […]
Commentary: Why Employers Need to Take Employees’ Mental Health Seriously

Commentary: Why Employers Need to Take Employees’ Mental Health Seriously

Sizable barriers stand in the way of quality care.
PET Imaging Agent Can ID Good Candidates for Depression Drug

PET Imaging Agent Can ID Good Candidates for Depression Drug

A new brain imaging agent could reveal — before any treatment has been prescribed — whether a patient with major depressive disorder (MDD) is likely to respond to a particular antidepressant,
Teachers May View Playful Boys More Negatively Than Playful Girls

Teachers May View Playful Boys More Negatively Than Playful Girls

A new study confirms gender differences in how teachers perceive playfulness and provides insights into the potentially damaging effects of discouraging playful behavior in the classroom. The study,
Recovery a Long Road for Many Hurricane Harvey Victims

Recovery a Long Road for Many Hurricane Harvey Victims

A new survey taken four months after Hurricane Harvey flooded the Houston area reveals that more than half of the residents in Harris County, Texas, were still struggling to recover […]
Major Stressful Life Events May Accelerate Brain Aging in Middle-Aged Men

Major Stressful Life Events May Accelerate Brain Aging in Middle-Aged Men

Major adverse life events, such as divorce, financial hardship, or the death of a loved one, can measurably accelerate aging in the brains of middle-aged men, according to a new […]
Antipsychotic Meds Used More in UK for Kids With Autism

Antipsychotic Meds Used More in UK for Kids With Autism

A new U.K. study suggests that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication at a younger age than those without intellectual disability.
Parkinson’s Can Lead to Feeling Demoralized, Not Depressed

Parkinson’s Can Lead to Feeling Demoralized, Not Depressed

A new study suggests people with Parkinson’s disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization. Demoralization is a state of feeling helpless and hopeless, with
Dwayne The Rock Johnson's Mental Health Tweet Fuels Thoughtful Discussion

Dwayne The Rock Johnson's Mental Health Tweet Fuels Thoughtful Discussion

When The Rock of all aptly nicknamed people steps forward to discuss his ongoing battle with depression (see interview here) you better believe his fans are going to connect with it. Always a
It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development

It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development

This is normal.Heart pounding, hands shaking, head packed with static. The absolute inability to process what anyone is saying, let alone respond to it. Sitting alone at home -- lights off because
It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development

It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development

This is normal.Heart pounding, hands shaking, head packed with static. The absolute inability to process what anyone is saying, let alone respond to it. Sitting alone at home -- lights off because

Depressed People Cannot Appreciate This Special Thing

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Sudden Financial Loss Can Be Life-Threatening

Sudden Financial Loss Can Be Life-Threatening

Researchers have discovered that a sudden loss of net worth in middle or older age is associated with a significantly higher risk of death. Investigators from Northwestern Medicine and University […]
I've Always Wanted Kids, but Worry My Mental Illness Will Prevent Me From Being a Good Mom

I've Always Wanted Kids, but Worry My Mental Illness Will Prevent Me From Being a Good Mom

I was about six or seven when I started to recognize my sense of self. I became acutely aware of the traits that helped to shape my character. I took pride in my honesty, my inquisitive nature, and my
Self-Rating Poor Mental Health as ‘Good’ Tied to Better Outcomes a Year Later

Self-Rating Poor Mental Health as ‘Good’ Tied to Better Outcomes a Year Later

A new study finds that over 60 percent of patients who screen positive for either depression or serious psychological distress rate their own mental health as “good.” And one year […]
Dwayne Johnson has opened up about his experience with depression

Dwayne Johnson has opened up about his experience with depression

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has opened up about the times during his life he's battled with depression. The actor spoke about his mother's suicide attempt when he was 15, which he witnessed, in a recent